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Fast Track to Adobe Photoshop CS6

Fast Track to Photoshop CS6 is a 2-day course that covers the basics of Photoshop while providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive and adept using it. This course also explores new features released in Photoshop CS6 such as Adobe Bridge and ways to optimize and create web content using Photoshop and ImageReady.

Duration: 2 days

Price: 795.00
GSA Price: 760.91
Online Price: 895.00

Course Prerequisites

To successfully complete this course, you should know how to:
  • Use the mouse, standard menus and commands
  • Open, save and close files

Course Objectives

  • Use the Photoshop work area
  • Preform basic photo color correction and cropping
  • Apply Masks and Channels
  • Use Advanced Layer Techniques
  • Create Graphics Using Vector Drawing Tools
  • Optimize images for the web

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting to know the Work Area
  • Lesson Overview
  • Starting to Work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the Tools
  • Using the Options Bar and Other Panels
  • Undoing Actions in Photoshop
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Finding Resources for Using Photoshop
  • Checking for Updates
  • Review Question and Answers
Lesson 2: Basic Photo Corrections
  • Lesson Overview
  • Strategy for Retouching
  • Resolution and Image Size
  • Getting Started
  • Straightening and Cropping an Image
  • Making Automatic Adjustments
  • Removing a Color Cast
  • Manually Adjusting the Tonal Range
  • Replacing Colors in an Image
  • Adjusting Lightness with the Dodge Tool
  • Adjusting Saturation with the Sponge Tool
  • Comparing Automatic and Manual Results
  • Repairing Areas with the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • Using the Healing Brush and Patch Tools
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter
  • Saving the Image for Four-Color Printing
  • Review Questions and Answers
Lesson 3: Working with Selections
  • Lesson Overview
  • About Selecting and Selection Tools
  • Getting Started
  • Using the Quick Selection Tool
  • Moving to a Selected Area
  • Manipulating Sections
  • Using the Magic Wand Tool
  • Selecting the Lasso Tools
  • Rotating a Selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Cropping an Image and Erasing Within a Selection
  • Refining the Edge of a Selection
  • Review Questions and Answers
Lesson 4: Layer Basics
  • Lesson Overview
  • About Layers
  • Getting Started
  • Using the Layers Panel
  • Rearranging Layers
  • Applying a Gradient to a Layer
  • Applying a Layer Style
  • Flattening and Saving Files
  • Review Questions and Answers

Lesson 5: Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

  • Lesson Overview
  • Getting Started
  • About Camera Raw
  • Processing Camera Raw Files
  • Correcting Digital Photographs in Photoshop
  • Editing Images with a Vanishing-point Perspective
  • Correcting Image Distortion
  • Adding Depth of Field
  • Creating a PDF Image Gallery
  • Review Questions and Answers

Lesson 6: Masks and Channels

  • Lesson Overview
  • Working with Masks and Channels
  • Getting Started
  • Creating a Quick Mask
  • Editing a Mask
  • Viewing Channels
  • Adjusting Individual Channels
  • Loading a Mask as a Selection
  • Applying Filters to a Mask
  • Applying Effects Using a Gradient Mask
  • Resizing the Canvas
  • Removing the Background From an Image
  • Moving Layers Between Documents
  • Colorizing with an Adjustment Layer
  • Grouping and Clipping Layers
  • Inverting a Mask
  • Using Type as a Mask
  • Review Questions and Answers

Lesson 7: Typographic Design
  • Lesson Overview
  • About Type
  • Getting Started
  • Creating a Clipping Mask from Type
  • Creating a Design Element from Type
  • Using Interactive Formatting Controls
  • Warping Point Type
  • Designing a Paragraph of Type
  • Warping a Layer
  • Review Questions and Answers
Lesson 8: Vector Drawing Techniques
  • Lesson Overview
  • About Bitmap Images and Vector Graphics
  • About Paths and the Pen Tool
  • Getting Started
  • Using Paths with Artwork
  • Creating Vector Objects for the Background
  • Working with Defined Custom Shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object
  • Review Questions and Answers

Lesson 9: Advanced Compositing
  • Lesson Overview
  • Getting Started
  • Assembling a Montage of Images
  • Applying Filters
  • Hand-Coloring Selections on a Layer
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Adding Drop Shadows and a Border
  • Matching Color Schemes Across Images
  • Automating a Multistep Task
  • Stitching a Panorama
  • Review Questions and Answers

Lesson 10: Editing Video

  • Creating effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding Audio
  • Muting unwanted audio
  • Rendering Video

Lesson 11: Painting with the Mixer Brush

  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mising colors
  • Creating a custom brush preset
  • Mixing colors with a photograph

Lesson 12: Working with 3D Images

  • Lesson Overview
  • Getting Started
  • Creating a 3D Shape from a Layer
  • Manipulating 3D Objects
  • Using the 3D Panel to Adjust Lighting and Surface Texture
  • Merging Two-Dimensional Layers onto 3D Layers
  • Importing 3D Files
  • Merging 3D Layers to Share the Same 3D Space
  • Adding a Spot Light
  • Painting on a 3D Object
  • Adding 3D Text
  • Creating a 3D postcard
  • Review Questions and Answers

Lesson 13: Preparing Files for the Web

  • Lesson Overview
  • Getting Started
  • Selecting a Web Design Workspace
  • Creating Slices
  • Adding Animation
  • Animating a Layer Style
  • Exporting HTML and Images
  • Using the Zoomify Feature
  • Creating a Web Gallery
  • Review Questions and Answers

Lesson 14: Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • Lesson Overview
  • About Color Management Settings
  • Getting Started
  • Specifying Color-Management Settings
  • Proofing an Image
  • Identifying Out-of-Gamut Colors
  • Adjusting an Image and Printing a Proof
  • Saving the Image as a CMYK EPS File
  • Printing
  • Review Questions and Answers

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